Purpose and Scope

KGI encourages students, faculty, and staff to ride bicycles to campus. The purpose of this policy is to ensure the safe and orderly use of university facilities for using and storing bicycles. This policy applies to all individuals riding, walking, parking, or otherwise operating a bicycle on campus, including motorized bicycles or mini-motorcycles.


Green Bike Program: a student-run organization created to promote cycling, bike safety, and sustainability at The Claremont Colleges and the surrounding community through the reuse of old bikes and parts along with the organization of cycling events. The Green Bike Program gives community members free access to bicycles, tools, and repair instruction. For information on the Green Bike Program, please click here.

National Bike Registry (NBR) is an internet-based database that is affiliated with the National Crime Prevention Council and registers bicycles nationally. Once a bicycle is registered through NBR and the tamper proof label is affixed to a bike, the bicycle information is available to any law enforcement agency across the United States through a pass-word protected website or by calling NBR at 1.800.848.BIKE (2453). An officer who encounters a possible bike thief in possession of a bicycle can run the bicycle through NBR system. If the bike is registered, the officer will be able to contact the owner of the bicycle while the suspect is still detained to determine if the bicycle was stolen. The bike can then be returned to its owner.

Pedestrian: Any person who is on foot or who is using a wheelchair, a powered wheelchair, or a powered scooter for persons with disabilities.


Bicycles are a Preferred Form of Transportation

Bicycles are an essential component of a sustainable transportation system, providing safe and equitable access to campus by all users.

Bicyclists Must Yield the Right-of-Way to Pedestrians on Campus

KGI Is Not Responsible for Lost or Stolen Bicycles

Bicycles Must Be Parked and Secured in Authorized Areas

  • Bicycles must be stored and secured in a bike rack or other authorized bike storage location. It is recommended that bikes be secured with a “U”-type lock.
  • Bicycles may not be parked inside KGI buildings.
  • Bicycles may not be locked to trees, handrails, poles, fences, or benches. They also may not be stored in any other areas in which their storage can impede an emergency evacuation, prevent individuals from making use of access ramps, and similar structures.
  • Individuals who find that there is no authorized space for securing their bike should notify the campus security office (KGI Building 517 room 122, or call 909.607.8736) to avoid removal of the bike by security and to alert KGI to the need for more bike racks.

Bicycles Parked in Unauthorized Areas May Be Confiscated

  • Bicycles stored in unauthorized areas may be removed at the owners’ expense and without notice. The locks will be cut and rendered unusable. To retrieve an impounded bicycle, you must provide ID, a detailed description of the bicycle, and proof of ownership or registration to the KGI Facilities staff at Building 215. Note, confiscated bicycles that have not been registered will not be returned until registration is completed.
  • Bicycles remaining on campus after the end of the academic year and confiscated bicycles that have not been claimed by the end of the year will be donated to the Green Bike program at Pitzer College.

Bicyclists Must Comply with Regulations.

  • Bicyclists must comply with KGI regulations to ensure the safe operation, use, and parking of bicycles on the campus.
  • Bicyclists are also responsible for compliance with City of Claremont and State of California bicycle regulations and this KGI policy. For a list of applicable state laws, click here.